Transitional Care Earned Joint Commission Seal of Approval
Transitional Care of Arlington Heights earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Nursing Care Center Accreditation and Post-Acute Care Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient and resident care.
Following a rigorous review, Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated Transitional Care of Arlington Heights’ compliance with nursing care center standards related to several areas, including coordination of care and staff education and training. Surveyors also conducted on-site observations and interviews with leaders and staff of the organization.
“Joint Commission accreditation and certification provides centers with a framework for the processes needed to improve the care patients and residents receive,” said Gina Zimmermann, MS, executive director, Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. “We commend Transitional Care of Arlington Heights for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization.”
The new post-acute recovery center offers an alternative to a nursing home-based rehabilitation services and provides short-term skilled nursing and physical, occupational and speech rehabilitation for patients who are transitioning out of the hospital or other acute care setting.
“Transitional Care of Arlington Heights is pleased to receive accreditation and certification from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Denise Norman, president of Transitional Care Management. “Staff from throughout the organization continue to work together to develop and implement approaches and strategies that have the potential to improve care for our guests who come to us for exceptional short-term, rehabilitative care.”
Established in 1966, The Joint Commission’s Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program accredits more than 1,000 organizations that offer nursing home and other long term care services.
The Post-Acute Care Certification award was launched in 2013 by The Joint Commission to recognize nursing homes that demonstrate advanced competencies in the provision of post-acute care to patients and residents recently hospitalized.